I was over at Weasel’s today and ran across her post regarding suicidal dogs in the UK. Now, given that dogs are normally happy creatures, I was surprised at the number of pooches that decided to pack it all in for a pair of wings by flinging themselves off of a bridge. For those of you who are not dog owners/lovers this is not normal K-9 behavior.
So I thought “How the HELL does Weasel come up with some of this stuff?”
And I got this headache, with pictures, that was pretty persistent. A co-worker calls them ideas. He’s such an idiot.
Why not pick any animal, and any odd behavior and see what comes up on Google?
Hamsters. Cannibals. Innocent enough combination of words, right?
Apparently these fuzzy little creatures don’t wait until your plane is crashed in the Andes mountains to chow down. These things are to the animal world what Jeffry Dahmer was to single-guy apartment dwellers. Except they don’t have refrigerators.
While we’re on the topic, did you know that snails get erections?
Oh? We weren’t on that topic and it was a non-sequitur? Beg pardon.
… and yes, I am screwing with you. Just looking for the stranger things I could find after just a short while. So much out there that you couldn’t catalogue it all.
On to more minor news. What’s less important than Cannibal Hamsters from Hell, after all?
Geoff over at Uncommon Misconceptions has a great world oil graph (looks good, spells crap for oil prices). He also has some very consequential news about Brits not getting fertilized if they smoke. I wasn’t aware that they needed fertilizer – they all seemed fairly healthy and proper-sized to me.
Gotta say… Politico really doesn’t have any business asking for this information. If the senators have broken laws then it is up to the law enforcement people to take care of and investigate. Right to privacy does not suddenly turn off because you are in a public office unless of course it happens while you are on the job. More power to Michael B. Enzi (R-Wyo.), whose spokeswoman said:
Sen. Enzi’s mortgage isn’t with Countrywide, and since that company is at the center of this issue, I fail to see how having a loan with another company is at all relevant.
Interesting to think about…
Essentially this is what I heard on the radio going home one day. It’s interesting to think about…
A “family” is looking to trade in one of their vehicles to save on gas. Both vehicles are driven approx the same number of miles per year.
#1. One vehicle is a van getting 10 mpg and they are thinking of trading it in on a station wagon that gets 20 mpg, or a difference of 10 mpg.
#2. The other vehicle is a sedan that gets 30 mpg, which they are thinking of trading for a hybrid that gets 50 mpg, a whopping difference of 20 mpg.
Which way should they go to save the most gas?
Converting #1 to gallons per mile: .1 gpm vs .05 gpm — a difference of .05 gpm. Trading would save 2 times the gas.
Converting #2 to gallons per mile: .033 gpm vs .02 gpm — a difference of .013 gpm. Trading would save 1.65 times the gas.
Answer: trade in the van for the station wagon. They will use almost 20% less gas by trading in the van, vs. trading in the sedan.